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Teacher 'sick-outs' stop classes at two protest-hit Colorado schools

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:05
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Teachers calling in absent forced the cancellation of classes at two Colorado high schools on Monday in a new twist to a dispute over pay and proposed changes to a history curriculum that has drawn national attention. Hundreds of students walked out of nearly all the Jefferson County School District's 17 high schools last week in demonstration against the curriculum change idea being floated by a conservative school board majority. ...

World leaders address UN's annual gathering

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:04

Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, speaks during the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — World leaders gathered Monday for the fifth day of the annual ministerial meeting of the U.N. General Assembly to address the state of their countries and the world. Here are highlights from some of the newsworthy speakers:

Schools scramble to help teens who crossed border

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:02

In this photo taken Sept. 11, 2014, a student in the Accelerating Preliterate English Language Learners (A.P.E.L.L) class, taught by Lori Ott, of Millsboro, Del., at the G.W. Career Educational Center in Frankford, Del., looks over a worksheet aimed at teaching basic introductions in English. U.S. schools are now dealing with the fallout from the dramatic spike in the number of children and teenagers who crossed into the United States unaccompanied by family; the Supreme Court has ruled that they have an obligation to educate all students regardless of their immigration status. (AP Photo/Emily Varisco)FRANKFORD, Del. (AP) — American schools are scrambling to provide services to the large number of children and teenagers who crossed the border alone in recent months.

James Foley photo removed from anti-Islamic bus ads in New York

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 02:52

A man holds up a sign supporting American journalist James Foley during a protest against the Assad regime in Syria in Times Square in New YorkBy Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - A photo of American journalist James Foley shortly before his beheading by the Islamic state militant group is being removed from anti-Islam advertisements appearing on Monday on 100 New York City buses and two subway stations. In response to a complaint from the Foley family, the advertisement is being altered to include an unidentifiable severed head held by the masked militant seen wielding a knife in the video of Foley's beheading, said David Yerushalmi, lawyer for Pamela Geller, whose group is sponsoring the ads. "The use of Mr. ...

2 men rob Outback restaurant in Plymouth Twp.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 02:52

2 men rob Outback restaurant in Plymouth Twp.Police are looking for the two men who robbed an Outback Steakhouse in Plymouth Township, Montgomery County.

Suit: Papa John's fired worker with Down syndrome

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 02:41
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal agency is accusing Papa John's Pizza of breaking the law when they fired a Utah employee with Down syndrome.

Baltimore row house collapses, trapping one person

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 02:39
(Reuters) - A Baltimore row house near Camden Yards collapsed on Monday while under renovation, trapping one person and injuring a second, a fire department spokesman said. Dozens of firefighters scrambled to shore up the two-and-a-half-story building on South Paca Street so rescue crews could safely enter it and free the pinned individual, said Ian Brennan, spokesman for the Baltimore City Fire Department. The trapped person was communicating with emergency workers, he said. Both people involved in the collapse, which occurred at about 12:30 p.m. ...

AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 02:37
HOUSTON (AP) — Texas cancer doctor sentenced to 10 years for poisoning lover's coffee with chemical.

Worker killed at The Philadelphia Zoo

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 02:23

Philadelphia Zoo employee killed in golf cart accidentA worker was killed in an incident at the Philadelphia Zoo Monday morning.

Colorado, CDC probing 10 cases of virus-related paralysis in kids

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 02:16
By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. health officials are investigating at least 10 cases of children in Colorado who developed limb weakness or paralysis after testing positive for a respiratory virus, state health officials said on Monday. Of the 10, four children tested positive for Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), a virus that is causing severe respiratory infections in 40 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. From mid-August to September 26, 2014, the U.S. ...

Ohioan gets 6 years for having ricin, lying to FBI

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 02:13
CLEVELAND (AP) — A northeastern Ohio man has been sentenced to six years in federal prison after being convicted of having ricin and lying to FBI agents when he denied making the deadly toxin.

Teenager gets life in foster mom's stabbing death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 02:05
CLEVELAND (AP) — A northeast Ohio teenager who said she killed her foster mother in 2012 at the urging of the dead woman's husband was sentenced to life in prison on Monday.

PHOTOS: 18 suspected drug dealers arrested in western Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 02:02

 18 suspected drug dealers arrested in western Pa.A total of 18 people were arrested as part of a drug investigation in western Pennsylvania.

Plea in NYC speaker stabbing, but appeal planned

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 01:58
NEW YORK (AP) — A man whose chance encounter with a despondent stranger led to a stabbing he called assisted suicide pleaded guilty Monday to manslaughter after his murder conviction was overturned in a case that questioned the boundary between killing someone and helping him kill himself.

Teen convicted of killing girlfriend in Skippack

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 01:47

Teen convicted of killing girlfriend in SkippackA teen has been convicted of first-degree murder for stabbing his girlfriend to death on a trail in Skippack, Montgomery County last year.

Jury selection for marathon suspect's friend

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 01:41

Robel Phillipos arrives at federal court for the start of jury selection for his trial in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in Boston. Phillipos is charged with lying to authorities about being in Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's dorm room while two other friends removed Tsarnaev’s backpack, laptop and other items. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON (AP) — Jury selection began Monday in the federal trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who is accused of lying to authorities investigating the deadly bombing.

Suspect in real estate agent's disappearance arrested

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 01:39

Suspect in real estate agent's disappearance arrestedAuthorities have arrested a man wanted in connection with an Arkansas real estate agent who has been missing since last week.

UAW, two German labor groups link to organize VW in Tennessee

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 01:34

File photo of the logo of Volkswagen at the Frankfurt Motor ShowBy Bernie Woodall DETROIT (Reuters) - The United Auto Workers union and two top German labor groups have signed a letter of intent to jointly organize the Volkswagen AG assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a top UAW official said on Monday. The "UAW goal (is) to obtain exclusive majority status and recognition of this by Volkswagen," according to the four-page letter dated Sept. 9, a copy of which was obtained by Reuters. Workers at the Tennessee plant, Volkswagen's only U.S. plant, voted against UAW representation earlier this year. ...

Prosecution rests in loud music killing case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 01:33
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors have rested in the first-degree murder retrial of a white Florida man who fatally shot a black teenager after an argument over loud music outside a convenience store.

Arsonist suspected in up to 23 blazes in Washington state

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 01:27
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - A suspected arsonist operating in Washington state is believed to have ignited nearly two dozen fires in three weeks, destroying two homes and burning parched grassland amid a destructive wildfire season, officials said on Monday. The 23 fires set since Sept. 9 outside Spokane, Washington's second-largest city, have been mostly confined to the same area of south Spokane County, home to more than 20,000 people in eastern Washington, authorities said. ...